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Michael Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a general surgeon in the Saint Louis area. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Jefferson and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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374 doctors
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187 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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108 doctors
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108 doctors
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53 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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103 doctors
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102 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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269 doctors
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268 doctors
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134 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Smith saw jaundice patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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53 doctors
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54 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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437 doctors
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436 doctors
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218 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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147 doctors
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148 doctors
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73 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more diarrhea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Smith saw C. diff colitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more gas patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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82 doctors
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81 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more gangrene patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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159 doctors
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160 doctors
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79 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more constipation patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more pancreatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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27 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more pressure ulcer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hydrocele patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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16 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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53 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Smith saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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204 doctors
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204 doctors
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Dr. Smith saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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92 doctors
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92 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Smith saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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47 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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386 doctors
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385 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Smith saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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54 doctors
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54 doctors
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Dr. Smith saw goiter patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Smith’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Smith 35%
Predicted for his patients 21%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Smith’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
64%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Smith’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
80%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Smith sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
12122 Tesson Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63128
681 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of California
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984
  • George Washington University Program A
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Smith is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy Hospital Jefferson
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • SSM St Clare Health Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Anthony's Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield